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15 Breathtaking Photos from Tamil Nadu's Jallikattu Festival

India | News18 | January 17, 2019, 2:20 pm
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 Take a look at the pictures from Jallikattu, the bull-taming event, organised in Madurai district in Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu also known as 'Eruthazhuvuthal' is a bull-taming sport played across Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations on Mattu Pongal day.<br /><br />Participant trying to tame a bull during Jallikattu festival in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

Take a look at the pictures from Jallikattu, the bull-taming event, organised in Madurai district in Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu also known as 'Eruthazhuvuthal' is a bull-taming sport played across Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations on Mattu Pongal day.

Participant trying to tame a bull during Jallikattu festival in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

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 Participants try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu involves releasing a bull into a crowd of people who attempt to grab it and ride it. The sport, performed during the four-day

Participants try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu involves releasing a bull into a crowd of people who attempt to grab it and ride it. The sport, performed during the four-day "Pongal" or winter harvest festival, is hugely popular in this southern Indian state. (Image: AP)

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 Participants try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. (Image: AP)

Participants try to control a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. (Image: AP)

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 A bull runs over a tamer during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. (Image: AP)

A bull runs over a tamer during a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Palamedu, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. (Image: AP)

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 A bull faces a crowd during a traditional bull-taming festival called

A bull faces a crowd during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu," in the village of Avaniapuram, near Madurai, Tamil Nadu. (Image: Stalin/News18)

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 Participant tries to tame a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called

Participant tries to tame a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu" in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

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 Participants try to grab the bull by its horns or tail during the jallikattu festival in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

Participants try to grab the bull by its horns or tail during the jallikattu festival in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

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 A bull faces a crowd during a traditional bull-taming festival called

A bull faces a crowd during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu," in Tamil Nadu. (Image: Stalin/News18)

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 Participant trying to tame a bull during the jallikattu festival in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

Participant trying to tame a bull during the jallikattu festival in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

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 Participant tries to tame a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called

Participant tries to tame a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called "Jallikattu" in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

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 Participants trying to tame a bull during the jallikattu festival. (Image: Stalin/News18)

Participants trying to tame a bull during the jallikattu festival. (Image: Stalin/News18)

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 Participant trying to tame a bull during the jallikattu festival in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

Participant trying to tame a bull during the jallikattu festival in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

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 Participants trying to tame a bull. (Image: Stalin/News18)

Participants trying to tame a bull. (Image: Stalin/News18)

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 A bull faces a crowd during the jallikattu festival in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

A bull faces a crowd during the jallikattu festival in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

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 Participant trying to tame a bull during the jallikattu festival in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

Participant trying to tame a bull during the jallikattu festival in Madurai district. (Image: Stalin/News18)

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